The Expanding Potential for Cohort Studies to Inform Priorities for Cancer PreventionGraham A Colditz* and Su- Hsin Chang
Department of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Graham A Colditz
Department of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences
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Received date: September 29, 2013; Accepted date: September 30, 2013; Published date: October 04, 2013
Citation: Colditz GA, Chang SH (2013) The Expanding Potential for Cohort Studies to Inform Priorities for Cancer Prevention. Epidemiol 3:e112. doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000e112
Copyright: © 2013 Colditz GA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
While the contributions of cohorts to informing cancer prevention have grown, areas that have been omitted from recent discussions are identified and implications for training discussed. In particular, greater familiarity with and collaboration in modeling of disease can inform prevention building from cohort data to synthesis of behavior, cohort, and population evidence.